One of my motivations for starting this site was to create Biblically-accurate, easy-to-use, and helpful Bible materials and printables for teaching the Bible to kids. As a Christian mother and Bible class teacher, I think it is important that even from a very young age my children understand that the things we teach them about God come directly from the Bible. I created this Miracles of Jesus 30 Day Bible Reading Plan for kids specifically for that purpose: to get kids reading and thinking about the Bible on a daily basis.
In 2 Timothy 3:14-15 the inspired apostle Paul writes that Timothy had known the Holy Scriptures from childhood, and that the scriptures were able to make him wise unto salvation. It is important for me to teach my children about God’s Word, and to respect God’s authority and will given through the Bible. As a parent, I have a great opportunity to lay a foundation of love for God and His Word in my children’s lives. Laying that foundation begins by teaching them what God’s Word says. In 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Paul goes onto write how scripture was given to us, and what scripture is profitable for:
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
I’m excited to start this Bible Reading Plan with my own kids soon! The Bible Reading Plan includes a one-page overview of the entire plan (along with boxes to mark your children’s progress), as well as a study guide with two questions from each day’s passage. The questions in the study guide are not difficult, but should provide your children an opportunity to think about what they have just read.
Examples of How to Use the 30 Day Bible Reading Plan for Kids
Read each day’s passage to your children. Ask your children the questions in the included study guide.
Help your children look up each day’s passage in a Bible, and then read each passage with them. The passages are short enough to provide valuable practice and exposure to reading the Bible without being overly burdensome, even for beginning readers. Work through the study guide questions with your children, and have them write down their answers in the study guide.
Older children should be able to complete each day’s reading, as well as the study guide questions on their own.
What Bible Versions Should I Use With My Children?
I recommend using the New King James Version or the English Standard Version. Both versions are written, generally, with modern English, and are translated as word-for-word translations (rather than paraphrase or thought-for-thought translations). I personally do not recommend easier-to-read children’s versions. My oldest two children (ages 8 and 6) have been able to read from the regular version (for us, the New King James Version) once they were reading, so I felt no need to utilize the simplified children’s versions.
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